Mount Uhud

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This article is about a mountain in Medina. For the battle took place near this mountain, see Battle of Uhud.
The location of Mount Uhud to the north of Medina

Mount ʾUḥud (Arabic: جبل أُحُد) is a reddish mountain in Hijaz,[1] north of Medina. It is located 4 kilometers north of al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

The Battle of Uhud occurred beside this mountain.[2] Graves of Hamza, the prophet's uncle, and other the martyrs of the Battle of Uhud is beside the mountain and is a visiting site.

Reason for Naming

There are several opinions why it is called Uhud. Some say it is called Uhud because it is separated from other mountains around.[3] It is also said that Allah wanted to name it Uhud because Ansar fought beside it supporting tawhid (the words Uhud and Tawhid have the same root "w ḥ d" in Arabic). It is written that it was called "Anqad" in the Age of Ignorance". Prophet Muhammad (s) loved this mount and said: "Mount Uhud loves us and we love it."[4]

See also

Notes

  1. Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān, vol. 1, pp. 144-45.
  2. Dāʾirat al-maʿārif buzurg-i Islāmī, entry "Uhud".
  3. Fīrūz Ābādī, al-Maghānim al-mutaba, p. 10; Ibn Kathīr al-Dimashqi, al-Sira al-nabawiyya, vol. 3, p. 18.
  4. Jaʿfarīyān, Āthar-i islāmī-yi Makka wa Madīna, p. 354-355.

References

  • Dāʾirat al-maʿārif buzurg-i Islāmī, the entry of "Uhud".
  • Fīrūz Ābādī, Muḥammad b. Yaʿqub. Al-Maghānim al-mutaba fi ma'alim tabah. Riyadh: Dār al-Yamāma, 1389 Sh.
  • Ḥamawī, Yāqūt b. ʿAbd Allāh al-. Muʿjam al-buldān. [n.p]. [n.d].
  • Ibn Kathīr al-Dimashqi, Abu l-Fidal. Al-Sira al-nabawiyya. Edited by Mustafa Abd al-Wahid. Cairo: Maṭbaʿa ʿIsā al-Bābi al-Ḥalabī, 1384 AH.
  • Jaʿfarīyān, Rasūl. Āthar-i islāmī-yi Makka wa Madīna. Tehran: Nashr-i Mashʿar, 1384 Sh.